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Vitamin A Deficiency and Corneal Ulceration in South-East Nepal: Implications for Preventing Blindness in Children
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Reference: Hennig A.; Foster A.; Shrestha S.P.; Pokhrel R.P., (1991). Vitamin A Deficiency and Corneal Ulceration in South-East Nepal: Implications for Preventing Blindness in Children, Nepal, WHO. URL-http://apps.who.int/iris/ Globally, xerophthalmia is the principal cause of childhood blindness (1). Two population-based Stu- dies in Nepal have shown that Bi tot’s spots are common, occurring in 1.65% of 6118 children aged 0-14 years (2) and 0.64% of 7580 children aged 0-6 years (3), which suggests that vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in the country. However, among the 13698 children examined in both these studies combined, only one child with active corneal xerophthalmia was observed. We therefore conducted a retrospective review of the hospital records of all children who attended a busy eye hospital in the south-east plains area of Nepal, to document the occurrence and characteristics of cases of active non corneal and corneal xerophthalmia.
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WHO ,   (1991 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
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DISEASE PREVENTION, DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, DISEASE CONTROL, DISEASES HEALTH EDUCATION, IMMUNIZATION, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, SANITATION, BLINDNESS, VITAMIN DEFICIENCY, FOOD AND NUTRITION, MALNUTRITION, CALORIE DEFICIENCY, PROTEIN DEFICIENCY, VITAMINS, FOOD, NUTRITION, STATISTICS, ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS, FOOD STATISTICS, SOCIAL STATISTICS, STATISTICAL DATA, STATISTICAL ORGANIZATIONS, STATISTICAL SERIES, STATISTICAL SERVICES, DATA QUALITY
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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10.03.01  -  Disease Prevention And Control
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